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Roberts stars on guitar for Manic Street Preachers

Jamie Roberts described playing with the Manics as "a dream come true." Credit: Instagram / jamiehuwroberts

Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts has performed on stage with Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers in Melbourne.

The 26-year-old, who is also qualified as a doctor, was invited to join the band as a guest guitarist for their latest gig - arranged to coincide with the Lions' tour down under.

Roberts said playing with the Manics was "one of the best experiences I've ever had." Credit: Twitter / @Jamiehuwroberts

Lions' Roberts on stage with Manic Street Preachers

Jamie Roberts (left) has been on stage to soundcheck with the Manics. Credit: Twitter / @ManicsPostcards

Jamie Roberts has been rehearsing with the Manic Street Preachers - before playing as a guest guitarist with the Welsh band at a gig tonight.

They are performing at Melbourne's Festival Hall.

Roberts missed the first Lions Test in Australia through injury - and has not recovered to play in the second Test tomorrow - but stayed on tour with the hope he will be available for next weekend's final game.

Jamie Roberts plays with Manics in Melbourne

Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts will play with the Manic Street Preachers at their gig in Melbourne tonight.

The Welsh band scheduled their shows in Australia and New Zealand around the Lions' 2013 tour, and have invited Roberts, who is due to miss tomorrow's second Test with a hamstring injury, to join them as a guest guitarist.